Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Capital Celluloid 2012 - Day 211: Mon July 30

God Told Me To (Cohen, 1976): Film Club at Sanctum Hotel, Soho, 7pm

The Film Club at the Sanctum Hotel put on some wonderful movies and you can read more about them here at their Facebook page.

Time Out review:
'A delirious mix of sci-fi, pseudo-religious fantasy and horror detective thriller, with Lo Bianco as the perfect existential anti-hero - a New York cop and closet Catholic, guiltily trapped between wife and mistress. His investigations into a bizarre spate of mass murders lead right to the top: Jesus Christ, no less, is provoking innocent citizens to go on a murderous rampage. The wonderfully insane plot - involving spaceships, genetics and police corruption - builds to an ambiguous climax: a 'gay' confrontation which suggests an outrageous alternative to anal intercourse. God Told Me To overflows with such perverse and subversive notions that no amount of shoddy editing and substandard camerawork can conceal the film's unusual qualities. Digging deep into the psyche of American manhood, it lays bare the guilt-ridden oppressions of a soulless society.'
Steve Woolley
What a trailer . . . which you can see here.

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